What a contrast to this time last year when the focus, not just in March but for much of the year was not only on your relationships, but at times in a challenging way. Last year Venus, planet of love didn't return to your sign until May, when she did she had Mars in your relationship sector, causing all kinds of tension. This year Venus, planet of love is not only already here, having returned to your sign on the 21st February she's got Mars, planet of passion and your ruling planet safely by her side, fuelling your romantic passions rather than causing problems. While Venus returns to your sign once a year, bringing a chance to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year and bringing some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year, with the laws of attraction in effect, it's been 12 years since she's returned to find lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector. With Jupiter spending his last full month in retrograde motion the doors are open to second chances, at a time when Venus is opening the door to new romantic opportunities, giving you the best of both worlds. It was last month's Full Moon in your romantic sector that gave matters of the heart a much needed push start, with the Moon returning twice this month to keep the spirit of romance alive, once in the early days of the month and then returning again on the 29th March. This will be the Moon's last visit to your romantic sector while Jupiter is in retrograde motion and while the doors are still open to the past and second chances.
March holds some real romantic surprises, not just because of what the love gods deliver, but how early in the year this comes. While you will always have a Full Moon in your romantic sector at this time of year it's usually at a standalone time, halfway between last year's romantic push and this year's and usually at the least romantically charged time of the year. The only romantic influence that is usually anywhere close to this Lovers Moon is Venus, planet of love's return to your sign, which last year happened nearly 11 weeks later. The gap between last year's Full Moon in your romantic sector and Venus, planet of love's return to your sign was over 2 months, with any influence long gone before the planet of love showed up. This year things couldn't be more different, with Venus returning to your sign on the 17th March, just 11 days after the Full Moon in your romantic sector on the 6th March. From the get go there's a sense of romantic nostalgia and anticipation in the air, with Venus taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane since the 21st February. Venus will move through a nostalgic part of your chart in the weeks leading up to her return to your sign and is a watershed period, with a chance to dance with some old ghosts before laying them to rest and is a message your heart gets that it's time to move on. This sense of romantic nostalgia and anticipation will be in play during the Full Moon on the 6th March, with a spirit of romance becoming unleashed. Another difference from last year is that neither this Full Moon nor Venus' return to your sign will be over shadowed by relationship forces.
March is not usually a month where there is a lot of focus on either romantic or relationship forces and while that changed on the romantic front last year, with the North Node's return to your romantic sector last February and position here ever since, this year is also a very different experience on the relationship front as well. The North Node, not a planetary object but a gravitational force, is keeping the spirit of romance alive and on track, but in a subtle way that is more about trusting your heart and the natural direction matters of the heart are taking. You'll have a chance to tap into this during the Moon's visit to your romantic sector, from the 7th March to the 10th March. While the focus on relationship matters is usually contained to the later months of each year that all changed with Saturn's return to your relationship sector on Christmas Eve and what is now not just his third full month here in 27 years, but one of his best so far. Saturn is demanding that you show up in your relationships and while he won't create challenges, he will highlight any that are there, in the hope that you'll call on his support to address them. Both Saturn and your relationship sectors benefit from the support from the Sun, Mars and Venus, planet of love as they all spend time in a social and serendipitous part of your chart this month and the very friendly aspects this creates. This creates a good month for friendship and relationship building. It's on the 17th March that Venus will return to a nostalgic part of your chart, beginning a 24 day nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, one that will end next month when the planet of love returns to your sign, 2 months earlier than she did last year.
For a third month in a row the focus is firmly on your relationships, something that until Saturn left your romantic sector on Christmas Eve hadn't been your reality for well over 2 years. Since as far back as August 2012 you had continuous planetary activity in both your romantic and relationship sectors, creating a balance between the two and ensuring neither went off the boil. Yet since Christmas Eve you've had no planetary activity in your romantic sector and it will stay that way until June, putting responsibility for ensuring the spirit of romance is alive firmly in your hands. This makes it important to pay attention during the Moon's monthly visit to your romantic sector from the 10th March to the 12th March and during what will be some of the most highly charged days of the month for professional matters. In fact, finding a balance between work and play is going to be your biggest challenge this month. While matters of the heart don't have much support, your relationships have support in abundance. Not only did last month's alignment between Ceres and Pluto leave you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, but a Full Moon in your communication sector on the 6th March will go a long way towards ensuring the communication lines are open and Venus is stepping up to the plate in the second half of the month. It's Venus' return to your friendship sector and the most social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 17th March that will trigger the laws of attraction and synchronicity and some serendipitous moments or encounters, along with ideal conditions for friendship and relationship building.
While the early days of the month may bring some familiar personal and/or relationship tensions and a sense of 'here we go again', this time it really is the last hurdle. Since New Year's Day when Mars, moving through your relationship sector moved into opposition with Jupiter, there have been three oppositions between personal and relationship forces, with Venus moving into opposition in late January, the Sun in early February and now this month with Mercury moving into opposition on the 1st/2nd March. However, this fourth opposition really is the last and as it's between Mercury and Jupiter it's likely to be the best, in terms of outcomes. January/February are always the most active months of any year for relationship matters, but for the first time in 12 years as the planets move through your relationship sector they've found Jupiter on the other side of the sky, in your sign and in opposition, refusing to let your relationship needs come before your own. At the same time relationship forces have refused to let your personal needs come first, hence the clash between the two. The ultimate aim is to find a real and authentic balance between the two and if anyone can do that it's Mercury and Jupiter. As the planet of communication and especially having already spent time in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, Mercury will be determined to use this as an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. Mercury won't leave your relationship sector until the 13th March and with the Moon moving through your communication sector from the 7th March to the 10th March, whatever the early days of the month brings up will have no trouble finding its voice. In the meantime, with Saturn spending his third month in your romantic sector you'll also need to keep the spirit of romance alive, something you'll need to work at and not assume the love gods will take care of it.
Despite the fact that a Full Moon in your sign on the 6th March might bring any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, you have a good month for both romantic and relationship matters. While March is always the month when the solar spotlight falls on your relationships and the month where romantic matters take a back seat, the love gods have been happy to share and compromise for several months now. It was Mars' return to your relationship sector on the 12th January, right in the most important weeks of the year for romantic matters, that saw the old boundary lines of the path torn down, those that assigned romantic matters to December/January and relationship matters to March/April. If the relationship gods were going to encroach on the love gods' territory then they'll do the same, with the spirit of romance refusing to move into the background. It was an alignment between Ceres and Pluto last month and the fact that instead of moving on Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system is instead staying on, that is not only keeping the spirit of romance alive, but has given you a much better sense of what you want and need from love. At the same time, with Venus and Mars just getting ready to leave your relationship sector when the Sun returned last month, while your annual relationship review will continue until the 20th March, even before it began you had a much better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. With Mercury, planet of communication not returning to your relationship sector until the 13th March and a New Moon on the 20th March, it's the second half of the month that will see things come together.
Mercury, planet of communication and one of the smallest planets in the solar system is working valiantly to keep the spirit of romance alive this month, despite the fact that he's up against some stiff opposition from the relationship gods. On the relationship front you've got Venus, Mars and Uranus, the planets of love, passion and synchronicity working together to create some of the best relationship weeks of the year and a chance to turn last year's challenges into opportunities. Yet on the romantic front Mercury is it and having returned to your romantic sector on the 5th January for what should have been a 2 week visit, he's already on borrowed time. As is the case every year Mercury returned to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, but during his time here he's not only spent 3 weeks in retrograde motion and witnessed 2 New Moons, he was here as Venus, Mars and the Sun all moved through and on, each leaving a bit of their energy in Mercury's hands for safekeeping. But due to finally leave on the 13th March and your romantic sector empty once he's gone, the job of keeping the spirit of romance alive is in the hands of the smallest planet in the solar system, while relationship forces seem to have unlimited support. With the spirit of romance punching above its weight and the job of keeping the spirit of romance alive after Mercury is gone up to you, there's a need to make this a priority. This makes the Moon's return to your romantic sector from the 16th March to the 18th March especially important, moving through just after Mercury leaves to bring some much needed romantic sentiment. Your relationships are not only in safe hands, but with plenty of support from friendship and communication forces.
While the focus is always on romantic matters at this time of year and relationship matters don't usually get too much attention until next month, this year the love gods are breaking all the norms. Romantic forces that didn't get underway until the Sun returned to your romantic sector on the 19th February last year were already well underway when he returned last month. In fact the Sun, the first to return to your romantic sector last year, returned last month during Mars' last full day and just 2 days before Venus was due to leave, with your romantic desires, passions and fighting spirit already engaged. The spirit of romance is in safe hands and it will stay that way until the end of the month, with the Sun not leaving your romantic sector until the 21st March, continuing to put the spotlight on matters of the heart until he leaves and Mercury moving through to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page from the 13th March to the 31st March. With a New Moon in your romantic sector on the 20th March the spirit of romance will remain in force all month. What isn't expected is any kind of relationship focus, which doesn't usually come until the Sun returns later in April and even then, with Saturn in your sign for the last 3 years coming with some personal and/or relationship tension. This year it's not the Sun who will get the ball rolling but Venus, planet of love, whose return to your relationship sector on the 17th March comes 2 months earlier than it did last year. With Saturn no longer in your sign the personal and/or relationship tensions of the last three annual relationship updates is no longer there and not only arriving first but spending several weeks on her own, Venus will trigger not just some of the best relationship weeks of 2015, but in several years.
While it's not unusual to have the spirit of romance in play during March, it's not usually until later in the month and even then in a fairly mundane way. The Sun, as is the case every year, will return to your romantic sector on the 21st March, throwing the solar spotlight on matters of the heart and the spirit of romance. However, this year you won't have to wait until then, nor is this likely to be mundane or tame. Everything changed when Mars, planet of passion returned to your romantic sector on the 20th February and Venus, planet of love just a day later on the 21st February. Venus and Mars were not only aligned from the 20th February to the 24th February, the Moon moved through at the same time to form a very rare triple alignment, one that brought the spirit of romance back into play in a fairly dramatic way. With Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected here for several years, Venus and Mars' return not only triggered your romantic desires, passions and fighting spirit but the laws of attraction and synchronicity. Still in their early days in your romantic sector as you move into the new month, with Venus not leaving until the 17th March and Mars not leaving until the 1st April, the spirit of romance will continue to unfold during this, the most romantically charged month of the year. Yet with the Sun returning on the 21st March and Mercury on the 31st March, even after Venus and Mars move on there'll be support to continue what they started. With the love gods firmly focused on all things romantic this month, the only chance your relationships will get for any kind of attention will be during the Moon's monthly visit from the 25th March to the 27th March. This is a game changing month for romantic matters, one that will continue to have a ripple effect for the rest of the year.
For the most part the year follows a familiar pattern, in that the solar spotlight will always fall on matters of the heart during April/May and on your relationships in June/July each year, however last year taught you that those familiar patterns don't always run true and while this is when the solar spotlight will always fall, sometimes the love gods play some wildcards. Last year that was for all the wrong reasons or so it may have appeared at the time, with personal and/or relationships running high for the first 7 months of 2014, yet already you're able to look back and see the new relationship foundations this has formed. This year the focus is no longer on your relationships and won't be until Venus returns to your relationship sector in May, with the wildcard the love gods serve up this month the kind you'll enjoy. Last year Venus, planet of love didn't return to your romantic sector until the 29th May and when she did this was right in the heart of some very dominant and at times challenging relationship times and returning well after the Sun had left and the solar spotlight was no longer on matters of the heart, she was a lone candle in the wind. This year Venus is determined not to be outshone, with her return to your romantic sector on the 17th March not only coming over 2 months earlier than it did last year and over a month before the Sun is due, but with the spotlight no longer on your relationships. Until Mars returns to your romantic sector on the 1st April, taking the romantic theme to even more extreme heights next month, Venus will spend almost her entire time in your romantic sector on her own, creating some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year. Until Mars returns the only company Venus will have is during the Moon's monthly visit from the 22nd March to the 25th March, bringing even more romantic sentiment into play. The time to focus on your relationships will be during the early and later days of the month, with the Moon beginning the month in your relationship sector and then returning from the 27th March to the 29th March.
It's next month that the love gods will have a chance to focus on matters of the heart with Venus making an early return to your romantic sector, 2 months earlier than she did last year and while that's not until next month, from the 17th March the planet of love will be in preparation mode, on a mission to make your life as love friendly as possible. In the meantime, the focus is firmly on your relationships this month, for a short period seemingly for all the wrong reasons, but ultimately revealing that it's for all the right reasons. In what is becoming a bit of a familiar pattern, the month begins with personal and/or relationship tensions running high, as was the case in both January and February. As Mars, Venus, the Sun and Mercury moved through your sign, on a mission to get your birthday month and new solar year off the ground, for the first time in 12 years they returned to find Jupiter on the other side of the sky in your relationship sector, in opposition and demanding personal and relationship balance and authenticity. Mars was the first to move into opposition on New Year's Day, followed by Venus later in January, the Sun in early February and now a month later it's Mercury's turn, moving into opposition on the 1st/2nd March. This is the fourth but also the last opposition and it's going to be the game changer. Mercury should have moved into opposition with Jupiter in January but just as the planet of communication was drawing close he turned retrograde, not ready to confront Jupiter or your relationships just yet. Since then Mercury has spent 3 weeks in retrograde motion, with a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice and two New Moons having given you a chance to take your power back. By the time Mercury and Jupiter finally move into opposition you'll not only have the means to turn this into an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. It's not just that as the planet of communication this is something Mercury will be pushing for, but with Venus and Mars in your communication sector there is even more support. That's the final speed bump your relationships will face, leading into a month full of communication and relationship support and with Jupiter in his last full month in retrograde motion, a chance to rebuild.
While this isn't a particularly active month for either romantic or relationship matters, there will be time during the month when both are thrust to the foreground, fortunately not both at the same time. With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors you're reliant on the Moon's monthly visits to both and also on Venus, planet of love. In the early weeks of the month Venus is otherwise occupied, but it's her return to your communication sector on the 17th March that will give your relationships some real support, support that once it begins will remain for the next 2 months. While a Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 6th March, 11 days before Venus reaches your communication sector, will see you need that support earlier, the fact that she's so close is remarkable. You will always have a Full Moon in your relationship sector at this time of year and last year, while this Full Moon fell on the 17th March 2014 Venus didn't return until over 2 months later, on the 29th May 2014. This year the gap between the Full Moon on the 6th March and Venus' return to your communication sector on the 17th March is just 11 days, close enough to turn this into an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. The Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 5th March to the 7th March, which creates the Full Moon on the 6th March, is the only focus on your relationships this month, but there will be signs that the relationship gods are preparing for something. While the Moon will make just one visit to your relationship sector this month you'll have two chances to tap into romantically charged lunar vibes. You will move into the new month with the Moon already in your romantic sector and not due to leave until the 2nd March the early days of the month will be the most romantically charged. You'll have a second shot when the Moon comes full circle, returning again from the 27th March to the 29th March.